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AFI PROJECT: 20/20
Mon. Nov. 13 & Thurs., Nov. 16
AFI Project: 20/20, a program of the American Film Institute's AFI FEst 2006, presented
by Audi, is a unique cultural exchange for filmmakers designed to foster cross-cultural
understanding and respect while nurturing filmmaking excellence-with the goal of developing ways
in which these artists and their films can help promote cultural awareness and understanding and
challenge stereotypes, while presenting a fresh, clear vision of the common values people share.
By sharing their films with audiences here and abroad, AFI PROJECT: 20/20 will encourage
understanding and appreciation of values such as freedom of expression, tolerance and rights in
intellectual property. The Facets Cinematheque is proud to present four films as a part of this
extraordinary presentation and to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of AFI FEST
TO PLAY AND TO FIGHT
(TOCAR Y LUCHAR)
Once a modest plan to expose rural children to the wonders of music, the Venezuelan Youth
Orchestra System has become one of the most remarkable social experiments in Venezuela, linking
musicians in many of the country's towns and villages. Among the featured guests are Placido
Domingo, Claudio Abbado, Simon Rattle, Giuseppe Sinopoli and Eduardo Mata.
Directed by Alberto
Arvelo, Venezuela, 2006, 70 mins. In Spanish, English and Italian with English subtitles.
Chicago Premiere with filmmakers Alberto Arvelo and Lucy Walker
"The deceptively complex pic gradually grows sharp edges and snowballs into a compelling study in culture clash, with spectacular scenery to boot." -Variety
Erik Weihenmayer accomplished the unthinkable when, despite his blindness, he climbed the peak
of Mount Everest. His feat impressed Sabriye Tenberken, a blind educator and adventurer who
established the first school for the blind in Lhasa. Together they concocted a plan of astonishing
courage-or insanity- to lead six blind teenagers on an ascent of the 23,000-foot Lhakpa Ri peak on
the north side of Everest, with director Lucy Walker (Devil's Playground) along for a
harrowing and inspiring journey.
Directed by Lucy Walker, U.K., 2006, 35mm, 104 mins.
Cinechat: Filmmakers Alberto Arvelo and Lucy Walker will be here for a Q&A after the
An all-American tale about an all-American garment-the T-shirt-this documentary takes a wild
ride into the bowels of the Los Angeles garment industry. Mostly undocumented workers at American
Apparel and SweatX are offered better wages, benefits, even a shot at worker-ownership. But what's
really behind the label?
Directed by Amie Williams, U.S.A., 2006, BetaSP, 54 mins. In Spanish and
English with English subtitles.
"Taut, provocative...a cool, at times almost clinical precision and drawing extraordinary work from her actors." -Variety
When 16-year-old Stephanie Daley (Amber Tamblyn) is accused of murdering her newborn, she
claims she never knew she was pregnant and that the child was stillborn. A forensic psychologist,
Lydie Crane (Tilda Swinton), is hired to determine the truth behind Stephanie's state of denial.
Directed by Hilary Brougher, U.S.A, 2006, 35mm, 92 mins.
Cinechat: Filmmakers Amie Williams and Hilary Brougher will be here for a Q&A after the